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Country Brunch Skillet Recipe

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Using frozen hash browns and packaged shredded cheese shaves minutes off the prep time of this skillet egg dish, making it an appealing meal you can put together quickly. —Elvira Brunnquell, Port Washington, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 6 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 304 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 238mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble and set aside. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Add the potatoes, green pepper, onion, salt and pepper to drippings; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are browned and tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Make six wells in the potato mixture; break one egg into each well. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Country Brunch Skillet in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p17


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Dellast
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"Disaster. First, the hash browns cooked faster and browned quickly. So , you work to brown the hash browns and crisp them up and than you defeat this by covering the pan??? Second, the eggs cook to a hard glob in half the time stated so watch your eggs. Also the whites combine with the hash browns making them even more not crispy. My eggs were cooked hard in half the time and my fault for not watching them but I went by the time stated and took my eyes off them for a minute. This is a great idea for one pan breakfast but hard to execute. Plus you can't control individual likeness for the eggs. My hubby likes very runny yolks, I like mine runny but no slime please and this method makes it impossible unless you maybe add the eggs at different times. I finished most of mine but hubby tossed most of it not in being mean but just doesn't like hard dry eggs. The flavor was ok but it all was very dry. Sorry , but I would not make again."

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KaitlynElizabeth
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"I like making this on Saturday mornings (occasionally) for my family. It gives my mom a break from making food, and my family loves it. Great recipe!!

When I made this, I cut up breakfast sausage and made scrambled eggs in a frying pan and mixed it in with the cheese at the end. Then I at least knew that the eggs were completely cooked."

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ribbet39
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"When making this we switch the cheddar for brie cheese, which we add just before the eggs. This is a go to reciepe for us. Just love it"

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Amy2160
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"I thought this was alright. It was nice to only have one dirty pan though, and you do not have to worry about flipping the eggs. I added some red pepper flakes to spice it up!"

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LadyTwoSneeze
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"Yummy, yummy, yummy! Frozen O'brien potatoes are the way to go, then you don't need to chop onions & peppers. Family loves this!"

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AmandaArelene
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This recipe was very delicious! Instead of using only cheddar, I used a mozza, parma, cheddar blend....and it was very tasty! Thinking of adding red pepper next time! And the best thing of all....there was only one skillet to clean!"

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kluesner5
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"One of the first from Quick Cooking recipes that I made and my family LOVED it. I use potatoes O'Brien to make the prep even easier. A great recipe."

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nonstick
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"I made this and brought it to a neighbors house. I couldn't get enough praises on this recipe. This is really easy and delish!"

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eawinters
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"We have enjoyed this since it was first published. I made some modifications to lower the fat. I use 3 eggs and 3/4 cup egg substitute, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, and lean turkey bacon. Because the eggs are no longer whole, I push the potatoes to the middle and sides to form a trough in the pan and pour the eggs into the trough. Then proceed with the recipe. Frequently, I use cubed cooked potatoes instead of frozen. Good meal."

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